Turning on a faucet or taking a shower requires several components to work together to supply water and remove the waste. Your plumber understands these parts of your home’s plumbing system. You should, too, to appreciate the efforts required of planning, installing, servicing, and repairing your home plumbing.

Supply Lines and Plumbing Fixtures

What most people think of as plumbing, the lines that come into your home and bring fresh water from the city or a well, is the supply side of your home plumbing system. This supply system may require treatment to improve the taste and smell of the water or to remove hardness.

The incoming water travels through pipes to your fixtures and appliances, such as the water heater, dishwasher, clothes washer, and showers. Because the water in the supply lines is constantly under pressure, a leak in one of these lines can cause serious water damage to the portion of the walls, ceiling, or flooring near the leak. Either a drop in water pressure or signs of water stains or mold on walls indicates a possible supply line leak.

Waste Lines and Traps

After you use the water, it goes down the drain. Most people don’t think about their drains after the water disappears. However, this portion of your home plumbing helps to keep you healthy by removing waste from toilets and other used water to send it to a septic tank or the city sewer.

Clogged drains can cause this wastewater to back up into your home. If the clog affects the main sewer line leading out of your home, you could have a serious problem that requires clearance. Contacting a plumber to clear the drain instead of pouring chemical drain cleaners down the waste pipes will ensure the best results.

In addition to waste lines are the u-bends and p-traps, so named for their resemblance to the letters. These parts of the waste lines are important components of the vent system, too.

Vent System

The least appreciated system of your home plumbing is the vent system. This system prevents sewer gas from entering your home and keeps the draining water from creating a vacuum that would block its flow. A well-constructed vent system will ensure that your home’s waste leaves safely and quickly.

Reach Out to Best Service Plumber for Home Plumbing Help in Southern California

Plumbers are trained to understand the intricacies of your home plumbing system. If you have a problem or need to make upgrades, contact us at Best Service Plumber in Southern California. We’ve been helping residents in the area for more than three and a half decades. Isn’t it time that you found a plumber that you can trust your home’s system, too? Trust us at Best Service Plumber.


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